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FERROUS OXIDE ICSC: 0793
Date of Peer Review: April 2005

Ferrous monoxide
Iron (II) oxide
C.I. 77489
CAS # 1345-25-1 FeO
RTECS # Molecular mass: 71.9
UN #
EC #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible under specific conditions.

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

Inhalation Cough.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin
Protective gloves.
Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE


IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 1999

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FERROUS OXIDE ICSC: 0793
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
BLACK SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Depending of the preparation method, the substance may ignite spontaneously on contact of finely divided powder with air or may burn on contact with air when heated above 200C. The substance readily absorbs carbon dioxide.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: (Respirable fraction) 1.5 mg/m (DFG 2004).
INHALATION RISK:
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the lungs, resulting in siderosis.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Melting point: 1360C
Density: 5.7 g/cm
Solubility in water: none
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

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IPCS, CEC 1999